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Vittorio Messori (born 1941) is an Italian journalist and writer. He was born in Sassuolo near Modena in Italy. According to Sandro Magister, a Vaticanist, he is the "most translated Catholic writer in the world."

He attended the prestigious Lycée D'Azeglio in Turin. Later, he graduated in political sciences, with a thesis on the Risorgimento.

Messori had a completely secular upbringing. He was warned against priests by his mother, who often said that the Church was "only a pub." The schools he attended imparted an equally secular culture, and when he enrolled in the faculty of political science at Turin, all the teachers there taught "a radical, impenetrable agnosticism." He was "happy" with this, and "was preparing for a career as an entirely secular intellectual."

In July and August 1964, however, he unexpectedly entered a new kind of dimension. In his own words, "the truth of the Gospel, that until then was unknown to me, became very clear and tangible. Even though I had never attended Church, even though I had never studied religion, I found that my perspective as a secularist and agnostic had become suddenly Christian. What's more, Catholic."

Messori's teachers were "very surprised and disappointed" when he confessed that he had become a Catholic. They regarded his conversion as "a psychiatric crisis, a depression, a mistake," with the result that, as Messori says, "they abandoned me and finally disowned me."

After graduating, Messori attended courses at the Institute of Christology at Assisi. It was there that he met his future wife, Rosanna Brichetti. In 1968 he returned to Turin, where he joined the editorial staff of a large publishing house. Later he directed its press office. For several years, he was a reporter for Stampa Sera, before the editor of La Stampa appointed him one of the group of three journalists who created the weekly Tuttolibri.

He is a profound explorer of the questions raised by Christianity and especially Catholicism. His most influential books include Jesus Hypotheses (1977), The Ratzinger Report (1987), and Opus Dei (1996). He also conducted the first book-length interview with Pope John Paul II, published under the pope's authorship with the title Crossing the Threshold of Hope (1994).

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Total Books: 28
Bernadette non ci ha ingannati Un'indagine storica sulla verit di Lourdes
2012 - Bernadette Non Ci Ha Ingannati Un'indagine Storica Sulla Verit Di Lourdes (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788804623014
ISBN-10: 8804623012

Los desafios del catolico/ The Challenges of Catholics
2008 - Los Desafios Del Catolico/ the Challenges of Catholics [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788408021810
ISBN-10: 8408021818
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction, Christian Books & Bibles

Emporio cattolico Uno sguardo diverso su storia e attualit
2006 - Emporio Cattolico Uno Sguardo Diverso Su Storia E Attualit (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788871985176
ISBN-10: 8871985176

Informe sobre la fe
2005 - Informe Sobre La Fe [POPULAR - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788479147839
ISBN-10: 8479147830
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

Leyendas Negras De La Iglesia
2005 - Leyendas Negras De La Iglesia (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788408017783
ISBN-10: 8408017780
Genres: Nonfiction, Christian Books & Bibles

Ipotesi su Maria Fatti indizi enigmi
2005 - Ipotesi Su Maria Fatti Indizi Enigmi (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788881553389
ISBN-10: 8881553384

Pat sotto Ponzio Pilato Un'indagine sulla passione e morte di Ges
2003 - Pat Sotto Ponzio Pilato Un'indagine Sulla Passione E Morte Di Ges (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788805058600
ISBN-10: 8805058602

Il a souffert sous Ponce Pilate
2002 - Il a Souffert Sous Ponce Pilate (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782868397164
ISBN-10: 2868397166

Uomini storia e fede
2001 - Uomini Storia E Fede (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788817126014
ISBN-10: 8817126012

Dicono che  risorto Un'indagine sul sepolcro vuoto
2000 - Dicono Che Risorto Un'indagine Sul Sepolcro Vuoto (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788805058433
ISBN-10: 8805058432

Opus Dei Leadership and Vision in Today's Catholic Church
Crossing the Threshold of Hope
1996 - Crossing the Threshold of Hope (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780783815916
ISBN-10: 0783815913

Hypothses sur Jsus
1995 - Hypothses Sur Jsus (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782728900268
ISBN-10: 2728900264

Crossing the Threshold of Hope
1994 - Crossing the Threshold of Hope (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780679440581
ISBN-10: 0679440585
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

Entretien sur la foi
1985 - Entretien Sur La Foi (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782213015675
ISBN-10: 2213015678

Ratzinger Report An Exclusive Interview on the State of the Church
1985 - Ratzinger Report an Exclusive Interview on the State of the Church (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780898700800
ISBN-10: 0898700809
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

Faith's Answer The Mystery of Jesus
Algunas Razones Para Creer
Algunas Razones Para Creer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788408035367
ISBN-10: 8408035363
Genres: Nonfiction, Christian Books & Bibles

Opus Dei Un'indagine
Opus Dei Un'indagine [Frecce - Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788804374114
ISBN-10: 880437411X

Scommessa sulla morte la proposta cristiana illusione o speranza
Scommessa Sulla Morte La Proposta Cristiana Illusione O Speranza (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788805037469
ISBN-10: 880503746X

Ipotesi Su Gesu
Ipotesi Su Gesu (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788805053421
ISBN-10: 8805053422
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles

Il Beato Faa Di Bruno Un Cristiano in Un Mondo Ostile [I libri dello spirito cristiano - Italian Edition] (Other)